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12.05.17

Hey there. It’s a new release week. First find: the new album by Girlpool. Genre: pop/rock. Enjoy! Girlpool – PowerplantFiled under: 2017, Pop, Rock

Under The Radar review
13.05.17

Girlpool's debut LP, 2015's Before the World Was Big, was something of a declaration of character. The then-Los Angeles duo announced themselves as being openly vulnerable and...

Spotinews recomendation
15.02.17

Hi. The dreamy debut album by singer-songwriter Hand Habits (aka Meg Duffy) is a recent Spotify addition. Enjoy! Hand Habits – Wildly Idle (Humble Before the Void)Filed under...

Punk News review
04.08.15

Stephanie Knipe's music has always been about survival, coming off novel in terms of ideas and strung along lines that can be perceived as depressive. However, listeners shouldn't...

Under The Radar review
24.07.15

Zach Burba leads a team of Seattle indie stars (plus an assortment of horn players and backup singers) through a sunny mash-up of pop's last five decades. More

Clash review
19.05.15

Fragile, coming-of-age album...

Under The Radar review
22.07.15

Girlpool's existential two-chord nursery rhymes make even the sparsest Breeders record look like Pink Floyd. More

Under The Radar review
22.04.15

Speedy Ortiz came out of the gate in a big way with 2013's Major Arcana. It had a lot of blissful fuzz and clever, off-kilter guitar lines, and it drew inevitable comparisons to...

Punk News review
23.04.15

Sadie Dupuis makes songs for the losers, the underdogs and the failures. Now with a new sense of urgency and maturity! Maturity, of course, is often a four-letter word within the...

Punk News review
11.02.15

Quarterbacks are a twee punk band from New Platz, New York. For anyone not familiar with twee punk, the best modern example I can think of is Mixtapes. Yet, the band seems to draw...

Under The Radar review
15.04.15

Quarterbacks are pretty easy to pin down within 30 seconds of their debut album: rough-strummed electric guitar chords, nonchalant tenor vocals, and thundering, barely-controlled...

Punk News review
01.02.15

Boston, MA is a tuneful, hilarious garage rock album coming from recent Boston-to-Miami transplants Free Pizza (and with the clusterfuck of a blizzard we just got, who can blame...

Punk News review
18.01.15

“Simpsons season 3 and a thing of hummus” are the first lyrics heard on Rozwell Kid’s self-described “slacker/indie power-pop” record, Too Shabby. The line directly supports the...

Punk News review
12.09.14

Epic band-name aside, Mannequin Pussy really have taken an album, divisive in its nature, and used it to kick the punk game in its ass. Not every track is full-fledged punk but...

NME review
23.06.14

London-via-Nottingham Pavement devotees don't quite reward on ruthless debut

NME review
13.05.14

Canadian lounge lizard Savage tightrope walks the line between sleazy and romantic on brilliant second album

Punk News review
24.02.14

Wait? What? Another emo-revivalist? Get the heck outta here! That aside, Special Explosion is an aptly-titled little piece of genius that have a tendency to mix so much of a low...

Punk News review
24.02.14

Murmurs are from Seattle and have been around for just about two years now. The eight tracks on this LP were originally released on cassette but the head honchos from Dead Broke...

Insound review
29.10.13

Body Parts mobilizes a singularly elegant experimental pop idiom to explore the contours of modern devotion and doctrines of self-improvement alongside the immoderate...

AudioCred review
19.09.13

Sorry, folks, but Potty Mouth aren’t a riot grrrl band, not that there’s anything wrong with that (we love you, Kathleen Hanna!). But just because Potty Mouth are four women doesn...

Spotinews recomendation
19.09.13

Evening. I really like the energy of this excellent debut album. Read this review and enjoy Potty Mouth! (Genre: rock.) (US version here.) Potty Mouth – Hell Bent Filed under...

AudioCred review
12.07.13

Major Arcana is a thankful album. Mercifully quick and sharp enough, springy enough, to hold your interest. It is an exercise in instrumental austerity that manages to sound...

NME review
15.08.13

The Massachusetts college rockers’ debut makes singer Sadie Dupuis’ destructive power struggles sound like fun

AudioCred review
10.06.13

Northampton MA noise-rockers, Potty Mouth, sing about peer pressure in “The Spins”, their latest single.  19 year-old Abby Weems sings, “it’s hard to say no” as the main hook in...

NME review
29.05.13

Prolific Montreal scenester doesn't always hit the heights

Spotinews recomendation
21.05.13

Hey again. The exciting new album by Shannon and the Clams is in many ways a typical Spotinews album. Genre: garage/surf pop. Enjoy! (Version for FR, GB and IE here.) Shannon and...

Spotinews recomendation
02.12.12

Hey. The new album by Sleeping Bag was added to Spotify earlier this week. Genre: pop/rock. Enjoy! Sleeping Bag – Women Of Your Life Filed under: 2012, Pop, Rock

Punk News review
19.10.12

Just a year removed from last full-length Under the Sink, Brick Mower’s follow-up, My Hateable Face, is already ready for consumption. Here are more tasty Orgcore morsels for the...

Insound review
14.08.12

Optimism is infectious, and there can be few more optimistic statements than the ttitle of the new album from Dignan Porch: Nothing Bad Will Ever Happen. As you listen to the warm...

Spotinews recomendation
17.08.12

Hey. The new album by Dignan Porch was added to Spotify earlier this week. Genre: pop/rock. Enjoy! Dignan Porch – Nothing Bad Will Ever Happen Filed under: 2012, Pop, Rock

Spotinews recomendation
31.07.12

Good morning. This solid album by Barr was released and added to Spotify earlier this year. Genre: folk-pop. Enjoy! Barr – Atlantic Ocean Blues Filed under: 2012, Folk, Pop